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22 Jan 2019
R4 billion in trade deals secured for Cape Town and the Western Cape in 2018/19 financial year to date
A total of 16 global export business agreements amounting to an estimated R338 million in export value has been secured by Cape companies in Quarter 3 of the 2018/19 financial y...
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18 Jan 2019
Cape Textile businesses are in France to partake in Paris's leading fashion tradeshow
Cape Town and the Western Cape Textile businesses seek to expand their global footprint at Paris’s leading fashion tradeshow, TRANOÏ.
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16 Jan 2019
Brexit & its implications for Cape businesses
As the official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape, Wesgro is keeping a keen eye on unfolding events around Brexit and the implica...
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10 Dec 2018
Cape Tech Start-up Sector Establishes Immigration Policy Advocacy Panel
Yesterday the tech start-up sector in the Western Cape came together to establish a panel of volunteers to raise the sector’s collective voice in the national policy dialogue re...
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28 Sep 2018
Recent Trade mission to Nigeria results in R328 m boost to Cape Economy
Earlier this month Wesgro’s Trade Unit embarked on a mission to Nigeria – as a result 10 declarations have been signed with an estimated economic impact of R328 Million over the...
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5 Sep 2018
Western Cape strengthens ties with Angola following Visa exemptions & increased direct flights
The recently established Angola – South Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry known as CACIAAS met with Wesgro CEO Tim Harris to sign a Memorandum of Understanding – encouragi...
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4 Sep 2018
Western Cape’s 1st Halal mission to a European Market
Ten Western Cape companies, accompanied by Wesgro, are taking part in the 19th edition of the Specialty and Fine Food Fair 2018 taking place at the Olympia Exhibition Centre in ...
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30 Aug 2018
Cape trade with key African markets boosted by R268 million
Western Cape trade with key markets in the rest of Africa has been boosted by R268 million, following two successful trade missions by Wesgro's international trade unit.
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27 Aug 2018
Thailand set to boost investment into the Cape
Yesterday, Wesgro met with The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand to discuss their keen interest to boost foreign direct investment into Cape Town and the Western Cape.
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10 Aug 2018
TradesCape: The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement is set to enter into force by early 2019
South Africa signed the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) on 1 July 2018. What does this mean in practical terms?
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27 Jul 2018
Cape Town & Western Cape strengthens trade relationship with BRICS countries
Aligning with President Ramaphosa’s call for increased trade between BRICS nations, Wesgro's Trade Promotion Unit has actively been pursuing trade ties between Cape Town and the...
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25 Jul 2018
Plan to leverage EU-SADC trade agreement to grow Cape exports
Wesgro, together with Tralac, the Department of Trade and Industry, and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries convened a seminar on the European Union-Southern A...
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17 Jul 2018
Cape companies to showcase footwear and handbags of traditional African design in São Paulo, Brazil
The South African Footwear and Leather Export Council (SAFLEC) in collaboration with Wesgro and the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) will be supporting 12 South Afric...
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3 Jul 2018
Wesgro welcomes signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement
Wesgro welcomes the signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement by President Ramaphosa yesterday, 1 July, at the 31st African Union Summit in Mauritani...
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20 Jun 2018
Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce commits to reciprocal Trade Mission to the Cape in 2018
Following a meeting between Wesgro, local businesses and members of the Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce, the General Secretary Mr Getachew Regassa commits to leading a reciproca...
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15 Jun 2018
Wesgro in partnership with Swiss Import Promotion Programme seeks to increase exports
Wesgro, the Official Tourism, Trade and Investment promotion Agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape, has been selected to be a Business Support Organization (BSO) partner for...
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29 May 2018
Wesgro to boost trade between the Cape and the Netherlands
Kicking off today in Amsterdam, Wesgro together with five Western Cape based companies will participate in the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) Trade Show to showc...
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25 May 2018
Delegates from across Africa gather in Cape Town for Africa Day Business
Wesgro, in partnership with the Department of the Premier of the Western Cape, the Department of Agriculture and Mazars South Africa, look forward to welcoming business delegati...
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18 May 2018
The Department of Trade and Industry and Wesgro support Western Cape companies at the SIAL China Trade Show
The Department of Trade and Industry, in collaboration with Wesgro has supported 18 Western Cape companies in showcasing the best of the Cape's agri-processed products at the SI...
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15 May 2018
Wesgro’s Export Advancement Promotion Programme 2018 kicks-off in May
Wesgro, the official Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape, will be continuing with their Export Advancement Programme (EAP) in the 2...
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15 May 2018
Trade Wars: An analysis of US steel and aluminium tariffs
This TRADESCAPE brief follows upon our April issue which discussed the escalation in trade tensions between the US and China. In this edition we take a closer look at the tariff...
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30 Nov 2017
Wesgro trade mission to Namibia results in over R60 million in export and outward foreign direct investment deals
Wesgro – Cape Town and the Western Cape’s official Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency – recently undertook a trade and outward investment mission to Namibia, to boost t...
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14 Sep 2017
Wesgro-secured African trade will generate more than R500 million for the Cape over five years
Today Wesgro and the Frontier Strategy Group (FSG) hosted an engagement on trade and investment in Africa.
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12 Sep 2017
Wesgro trade missions bring hundreds of millions of rands into Western Cape economy
Wesgro, Cape Town and the Western Cape’s official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency, would like to correct the regrettable insinuation in today’s lead story of the Cap...

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